Modjokerto Stoomtram Maatschappij

Established in 1896. The objective was to construct and operate railway and tramway lines for general traffic in the Dutch East Indies.

The tramway was closely associated with the Babat - Djombang Tramway with locomotives being swapped between the two.

The Dutch East Indies government granted the concession to the private tramway company Modjokerto Stoomtram Maatschappij (MSM) in 1895.  MSM got the concession to build tramways in Mojokerto and the surrounding areas. The tramways built by MSM were connected to the Staats Spoorwegen (SS) Sidoarjo - Porong - Gempol - Gunung Gangsil - Bangil line and Sidoarjo - Tarik - Mojokerto - Jombang line.

Construction of tramways started on the route Gempol MSM - Japanan - Bangsal - Mojokerto (36 km) and was completed in 1898. In 1898-1899, MSM has succeeded in building a tramway with a total length of 78 km.

6 0-4-0Tr locomotives were acquired from Backer & Rueb in 1898 and numbered 1-6. Numbers 1 & 5 were soon transferred to the sister company BDSM. After WWII the remaining 4 were taken over by PNKA and became class B18, numbers B1801-4. The last survivor was active in 1967 but out of use by 1969 and written off by 1970.

The following year 6 0-4-0T locomotives arrived for the two companies and initially the first two went to BDSM with the other 4 going to MSM as numbers 7-10. Later the first 2 were transferred to the MSM taking the vacant numbers 1 & 5. All 6 survived to be taken over by PNKA after WWII as class B21, being numbered B2101-6. 4 more had been supplied to BDSM, being taken into SS ownership in 1916 but only 2 survived after WWII, becoming PNKA B2107-8.

Krauss had supplied a slightly larger but otherwise similar 0-6-0T to the BDSM in 1903 and the MSM acquired a new one in 1907 numbered 11, another in 1912 numbered 12 and finally 2 more in 1926 numbered 15 & 16. BDSM acquired another in 1913. All 6 survived WWII to become PNKA class C21, numbers C2101-6. C2103 is preserved at Taman Mini museum and C2102 is reported to be still stored inside Madiun Works.

In 1922 Hanomag supplied two 0-6-0T locomotives, numbered 13 & 14, later PNKA class C29 numbers C2901 & C2902. The latter was sold to Cepu Forest Railway and is now preserved at that location.

 

 

MSM = Modjokerto Stoomtram Mij, 1898-1907.

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Mojokerto Patjing - Bangsal - Modjo Sari - Ngora - Japanen - Gempol - Porong, Gempol Kepoeloengan - Bangil and Patjing - Poegeran to serve 2 sugar factories. Many other sugar factories were along the main tramway route.

1898-1907

This May 1902 map credit kitlv shows the main SS lines in solid black and the Mdjokerto Tramway as broken lines within a border.

Locomotive data

Manufacturer Works # Year Type Cylinders D.W. Dia Boiler press. Kg/cm2 Grate area m2 Heating surface m2 Super heat m2 Loco weight tons Owner Number PNKA Notes
Backer & Rueb 142 1898 0-4-0Tr 240 x 400 810 mm       n/a 13.0 MSM 1   to BDSM 1
Backer & Rueb 143 1898 0-4-0Tr 240 x 400 810 mm       n/a 13.0 MSM 2 B1801  
Backer & Rueb 144 1898 0-4-0Tr 240 x 400 810 mm       n/a 13.0 MSM 3 B1802  
Backer & Rueb 145 1898 0-4-0Tr 240 x 400 810 mm       n/a 13.0 MSM 4 B1803  
Backer & Rueb 146 1898 0-4-0Tr 240 x 400 810 mm       n/a 13.0 MSM 5   to BDSM 2
Backer & Rueb 147 1898 0-4-0Tr 240 x 400 810 mm       n/a 13.0 MSM 6 B1804  
Krauss 3955 1899 0-4-0T 240 x 400 810 mm 12 0.5 33.5 n/a 16.6 MSM 1(2) B2101 ex BDSM
Krauss 3956 1899 0-4-0T 240 x 400 810 mm 12 0.5 33.5 n/a 16.6 MSM 5(2) B2102 ex BDSM
Krauss 3961 1899 0-4-0T 240 x 400 810 mm 12 0.5 33.5 n/a 16.6 MSM 7 B2103  
Krauss 3962 1899 0-4-0T 240 x 400 810 mm 12 0.5 33.5 n/a 16.6 MSM 8 B2104  
Krauss 3963 1899 0-4-0T 240 x 400 810 mm 12 0.5 33.5 n/a 16.6 MSM 9 B2105  
Krauss 3964 1899 0-4-0T 240 x 400 810 mm 12 0.5 33.5 n/a 16.6 MSM 10 B2106  
Krauss 5667 1907 0-6-0T 280 x 400 810 mm 12 0.7 37.0 n/a 19.7 MSM 11 C2103 Preserved at Tamin Mini, Jakarta.
Krauss 6621 1912 0-6-0T 280 x 400 810 mm 12 0.7 37.0 n/a 19.7 MSM 12 C2104 Photographed derelict at Cirebon.
Hanomag 9789 1922 0-6-0T 340 x 370 850 mm 12.4 0.7 31.0 12.6 21.0 MSM 13 C2901  
Hanomag 9790 1922 0-6-0T 340 x 370 850 mm 12.4 0.7 31.0 12.6 21.0 MSM 14 C2902 Preserved at Cepu Forest Railway.
Krauss 8368 1926 0-6-0T 280 x 400 810 mm 12 0.7 37.0 n/a 19.7 MSM 15 C2105 Smokebox preserved at Bangil.
Krauss 8369 1926 0-6-0T 280 x 400 810 mm 12 0.7 37.0 n/a 19.7 MSM 16 C2106  
 

Above: The locomotive on the left is believed to be B2104.

Below: C2105 smokebox as preserved at Bangil in 1987.

Above and below: C2103 as preserved at Taman Mini in 1987.

Above and below: C2105 is seen derelict at Cirebon in 1977.

Above and below: C2902 as preserved at Cepu in 1987.

 

Created 5th January 2016.

Updated 12th November 2016.
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